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post #1 of 9 Old 10-27-2007, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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kimberwick...should i get rid of it?

I got a bunch of stuff from ebay while ago. There was all kinds of stuff in there including a kimberwick (??spelling). I kinda chucked it in a bag not thinking I would ever have the need for it.

Should I get rid of it or do they serve a purpose?? I don't know much about them only that they are a reasonably harsh bit. I can't see much need for it at the moment but because I don't know much about them, I thought that maybe it may be worth keeping it around

Can anyone tell me what they are all about and if its something I should keep or not. I am planning on going bitless but I don't know if I can show in a bitless bridle. Any help/suggestions would be good

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-27-2007, 09:15 AM
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I say GET RID OF IT! I personally hate kimberwicks and would never, ever use them on any horse of mine. Like you said, they are harsh and I see no need for them. If a horse can't be ridden in a simple snaffle and is said to "need" a kimberwick, then there are some serious issues going on. So yea, I say chuck it away lol!
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-27-2007, 12:45 PM
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it is a really harsh bit, I used one once on a hunt mare I once had and both she and I hated it, so yeah chuck it
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-27-2007, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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I figured as much. Thanks guys :)

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post #5 of 9 Old 10-28-2007, 08:14 AM
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Most western horses are ridden on a shanked bit. The kimberwick is a very mild form of that type bit and has it's purpose. No bit is harsh in the right hands - think of the Spanish Spade bit.

The Kimberwick should be ridden with two sets of reins. The top set acts like a standard snaffle while the bottom is there to help collect your horse. Spend some time looking up the uses of the Kimberwick on Google and you will see that it can be a very usefull bit in the right hands.

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Most western horses are ridden on a shanked bit. The kimberwick is a very mild form of that type bit and has it's purpose. No bit is harsh in the right hands - think of the Spanish Spade bit.

The Kimberwick should be ridden with two sets of reins. The top set acts like a standard snaffle while the bottom is there to help collect your horse. Spend some time looking up the uses of the Kimberwick on Google and you will see that it can be a very usefull bit in the right hands.
thanks but I've heard enough bad things about them to disregard them considering I don't need that kind of bit. I ride english and have a responsive horse with a very soft mouth. I don't need it

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post #7 of 9 Old 10-28-2007, 02:25 PM
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Don't chuck it! Send it to me! I love to collect bits. Honest, I'll pay shipping if you are just going to toss it. FYI, I have a billy allen mouth kimberwick that I love on my appy. He was trained western(neckrein etc) and since losing his sight I have to ride him in a direct rein bit. The Kimberwick works great on him. He's actually lighter than he ever was before. Please email me at appyt at yahoo dot com if you are willing to send it to me. :)
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Don't chuck it! Send it to me! I love to collect bits. Honest, I'll pay shipping if you are just going to toss it. FYI, I have a billy allen mouth kimberwick that I love on my appy. He was trained western(neckrein etc) and since losing his sight I have to ride him in a direct rein bit. The Kimberwick works great on him. He's actually lighter than he ever was before. Please email me at appyt at yahoo dot com if you are willing to send it to me. :)
ok sure :) I guess if someone can get some use out of it its better than chucking it lol I will email you :)

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-28-2007, 10:07 PM
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KEWL! OOPS, I see you are in Australia.. That might cost me.. LOL
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